Yale's Bernstein leads early at 'The Ike'
23 Jun 2014
by Benjamin Larsen of AmateurGolf.com

see also: Metropolitan Golf Association IKE Stroke Play Championship, Meadow Brook Club

ELMSFORD, N.Y. (June 23, 2014) -- Sam Bernstein leads the way early on at the 2014 Ike Championship.

Bernstein, who plays at Yale, fired an opening-round 4-under, 66 and is atop the crowded leaderboard at the Metropolitan Golf Association's first major championship of the season

Mike Stamberger sits at 3-under 67 and alone in second place late on Day 1.

A group of three players, including recent New Jersey Mid-Amateur winner, Brian Komline, sits at 1-under.

The 59th Ike Championship is being held at Montclair Golf Club and features a full field of 129 of the top amateurs. The 54-hole stroke play championship features a cut following the first round and wraps up Tuesday.

For a full look at the leaderboard after Day 1, follow the link below.


The Ike tournament was founded in 1953 by Daily News sportswriter Dana Mozley and nurtured through the years by Mozley and former MGA President George Sands. Although always immensely popular, the event suffered during the late 1970s and early ‘80s after The Daily News dropped its sponsorship. In 1986, the MGA (with the financial support of MetLife) purchased the rights to the Ike. With the MGA’s involvement, the event regained its stature and quickly became the area’s premier stroke-play amateur event. The Ike today attracts more entries than any other MGA championship for individuals. The Ike is Open to male golfers who are members of an MGA member club. 54-hole stroke play championship with a cut after the first round.

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